Location: Bowling Green, KY Category: Faculty Posted On: Mon Feb 3 2020 Job Description:
The Executive-in-Residence is a non-tenure track faculty position appointed on the basis of outstanding leadership, professional attainments and recognition in his or her specific field and renders a specified service to the University by serving as the Director of the Educational Leadership Doctoral program and faculty member. The role of the Director of the EdD program is to supervise and coordinate the academic administration and governance of the EdD program, serve as the point of contact for EdD students enrolled in the program and work with faculty from other departments and colleges within the university to develop and deliver a multi-disciplinary approach to applied research in educational leadership.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The essential duties and responsibilities of the Director/Executive-in-Residence are assigned by the academic department head, and include but are not limited to:
Continued development, implementation, and daily operations of the Doctoral Program;
Organization, development and oversight of Ed.D core curriculum;
Organization of the doctoral program benchmarks (candidacy, qualifying/comprehensive examination, proposal, and final defenses);
Oversight of program experiences and comprehensive exams;
Planning of course offering matrix and semester schedules;
Overseeing quality dissertation scholarship;
Teaching doctoral-level courses; recruitment of doctoral students;
Building relationships with interdisciplinary faculty;
Representation of the Program within and outside the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences and Western Kentucky University;
Responsibility for doctoral program SACSCOC assessment plan and other authentic assessments of the program; a
Collaboration with other colleges, departments, and programs as needed; and
Other duties assigned
The Executive-in-Residence receives administrative supervision from the department head and may exercise supervision of graduate assistants, or student employees.
A PhD from an accredited university with expertise in educational leadership that meets the requirements for faculty status in one of the academic programs housed in the Department of Educational Administration, Leadership and Research.
Significant leadership and administrative experience in an educational or non-profit organization.
Ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences, build relationships with a wide variety of partners and constituents, and recruit potential students.
Understanding of academic culture, policies and procedures.
Experience with residential, hybrid and online teaching using contemporary, computer-based educational delivery systems and familiarity with distance learning trends and best practices.
Demonstrated commitment to inclusive excellence through teaching, scholarship and service.
Experience or the potential to be effective advising and mentoring students.
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